Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Sanitary Paper Product Manufacturing survived the recession better than most industries in the manufacturing sector because of the number of everyday necessities that the industry provides. As the economy recovers, consumers will be able to afford more expensive and high-quality industry products, boosting revenue. Changing demographics, such as fewer babies and aging baby boomers have made for a shift in product ratios, with fewer diapers required and more incontinence products needed... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
Sanitary paper product manufacturers are primarily located in the Southeast, Great Lakes, Mid-Atlantic and West regions. Industry operators are typically located near key suppliers and major consumer markets. Since sanitary paper products can be bulky, transportation costs can be high for manufacturers. As a result, operators usually locate manufacturing plants near end markets in order to minimize these costs.
In 2014, an estimated 27.9% of Sanitary Paper Product Manufacturing establishments were located in the Southeast of the US. North Carolina has the highest share of establishments in the region with 7.5%. This region is the most popular for paper mills and wood pulp mills, which supply the key inputs required for manufacturing... purchase to read more